The teams went to work to try and some adjustments to the cars for qualifying. Camirand reported that his car was in his words twitchy and Andretti said he just wasn’t comfortable with the feel of the car yet. Qualifying was done in three stages and when all complete Tagliani would be third quickest behind Lacroix and Simone. Camirand would be eighth and Andretti dropped back to 14th.
Sunday morning dawned with rain showers in the area. Clearing skies prevailed though prior to the start of the Total Quartz 200, but NASCAR deemed it a wet track and all the teams made way to their pit stalls to install grooved rain tires.
After podium ceremonies Tagliani had to immediately report to the Truck series pit to get ready for the Silverado 250.
“Exciting race on the wet track, it was so slippery but I did pass a few guys,” said Camirand after the race. “After it started to dry up a bit we went to the pits for race tires and I got caught speeding at the end of pit road and had to serve a penalty. It is too bad as I think we had a car to finish in top five for sure maybe even a podium. I was really happy with the GM Paille/22 Racing car and they did a great job in my last race for 2017 and I’m really looking forward to 2018.”
“It was a rough day you know, not the performance we were looking for,” commented Andretti. “The conditions were tricky at the start with the wet track but I think that worked in our favour. As the track dried out it was starting to work against us. The gremlins we had in the dry throughout the weekend came back and continued to get worse. That held us back a bit and it brought the competitors we were able to pass easily on the wet back by us again. We fought hard for a good 10th place finish and I want to thank 22 Racing for everything and Engineered Components and Anchor Bolt & Screw who make this happen. Another great weekend in the Pinty’s series and another good time racing with the competitors in the series.”
The Total Quartz 200 will air on TSN on Sat. Sept. 9th at 2:30 p.m. ET and on RDS2 on Sat. Sept. 30th at 1:30 p.m. ET.
The next event for 22 Racing will be at Autodrome St Eustache for the Lucas Oil 250 presented by Bumper to Bumper and Coors Light on Saturday Sept. 9th. For more information visit their website at autodrome.ca
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About 22 Racing:
22 Racing is owned by four-time NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Scott Steckly and is based out of Milverton Ontario in a new (2014) 7,500 square foot race shop. They have fielded teams for drivers such as Christopher Bell, Jacques Villeneuve, James Buescher, Jeb Burton, Kaz Grala, L.P. Dumoulin, Max Papis and many others. 22 Racing provides turnkey solutions for drivers looking to compete in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. The 22 Racing Team is supported by the following sponsors: Erb Group of Companies, AW Millwrights, Sturdy Formed Concrete, Castrol, Wendell Motors, Twin City Graphics, Auto Glym, Mechanix Wear, Dickies Canada, Great Dane Glasvan, Safety Kleen, Dupli-Color & Permatex.
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